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Soft Valentine Cutouts Recipe

Soft Valentine Cutouts Recipe

—Mrs. Helen Giroux, Hampton, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Red colored sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in the egg, sour cream and extracts. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or until easy to handle.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Yield: about 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 234 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 165 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.